Defend Against a Knife Attack!
Krav Maga has many strengths - simplicity, ease of learning, instinctive movements, and stress inoculation, just to name a few. Perhaps Krav Maga's greatest strength of all is weapons defenses. As such, Krav Maga has been chosen as the official training system of all of the Israeli Defense Forces. The techniques taught in this course have been battle tested time and again by elite special forces units as well as countless law enforcement agencies the world over. World-class instructor and author James Hiromasa shares some of Krav Maga's answers for one of the world's most terrifying, deadly, and ubiquitous weapons.
Discipline: Krav Maga
Skill Level: All levels
Recommended Equipment: Plastic training knife or other dull object representing a knife
Partner Required? Recommended but not required
Skills Required: Straight punches, knee strikes
PreviewManaging Distance (1:22)
PreviewOverhand Defense - Full Speed (0:24)
StartWall of Defense; Margin of Error (2:17)
StartSimultaneous Counter Attack! (1:28)
StartGather! Strike! Disarm! (6:43)
StartUnderhand Stab (2:27)
StartTraining Scars, Context, Reactive Training (7:20)
StartSlashing 2 (1:10)
StartSlashing 3 (6:34)
StartSlashing 4 (10:11)
James holds multiple third degree black belts including in the Israeli self-defense system of Krav Maga. He was among the very first instructors to be licensed to teach Krav Maga in the U.S. by Krav Maga Worldwide. He was awarded Senior Krav Maga Instructor status from the Wingate Institute in Israel, and is currently CEO of Colorado Krav Maga, which is among the most prestigious and successful training centers in the country.
Frequently Asked Questions
Knife attacks are terrifying and deadly! Be prepared to fight back by training hard and training often! Practice, practice, practice!